Staged practical completion

When the project involves a series of hand-over stages for separable parts of the building work or some form of staged practical completion, modifications may be required to both the contract conditions, and the design approach. Architects should therefore discuss at an early stage in the commission the implications of the concept of staged practical completion. Where possible, a standard form of building contract such as ABIC MW 2008 should be selected, which contains suitable provisions to cover such an arrangement.